WHAT TO WEAR: Rainy Days

What to Wear

As I sit here in a turkey-induced coma that has lasted well over a week, I am excited to move full force into the holiday season. I definitely prefer hibernation at this point in the year but, alas, several events require my attendance. I know the days are shorter and the weather is dreary but the holiday season keeps me cheery (ha, see what I did there?).

Of course, there is no place like home for the holidays, but the stress that comes with traveling (crowded trains, delayed planes and horrid weather) can surely put a strain on the seasonal spirit. Plus, a full house of friends and family can put anyone on edge. Finals, Christmas shopping (or returns) and family photos are quickly approaching, but I promise there a light at the end of the tunnel.

The holiday season provides all of us with plenty of activities that require dressing our best but sadly, the rainy weather does not. However, these two Fashionistas have got a handle on dressing for the cold, gray New York weather. While it is still not cold enough to snow, the rain here can definitely be a problem. Both are dressed comfortably for a long, Rainy Day of traveling (and are anxious to get home to their families). Dark, autumnal colors are a necessity, and maroons and reds are perfect for just that. With denim on the bottom, both of these ladies are keeping up with the fall trends. L.L.Bean boots are great for the rain as well. If you’re a bit grungier, biker boots can be paired with just about anything and add a little flare on a cold, gray day.

Don’t let the weather keep you down though! Bright fun colors are acceptable too, especially with the New Year just around the corner. Try silvers and golds to add a bit of spice to an outfit. I also think a funky holiday sweater is a must.

One Simple Change: Accessorize with a scarf or a beanie. There are great sales going on right now so get out and pick up some new pieces (before it’s too late). And don’t forget your umbrella!

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